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As the official representative of A Common Word in North America, the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University will host a follow-up meeting to its successful conference A Common Word: A Global Agenda for Change, held in October of 2009. This year’s conference will explore concrete initiatives undertaken by practitioners from Muslim and Christian faith communities, in hopes of going beyond theological discussions and highlighting the “so-what” factor of this important initiative. Participants will present significant projects taking place on both a local and international scale, demonstrating the breadth and success of outcomes that can emerge as a result of multi-faith cooperation and the key principles outlined in A Common Word.

9:00-9:15am      Welcome John L.  Esposito (Georgetown University)

9:15-10:45am    Panel 1: Madrassa Curriculum Reforms in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the Roles of Christian and Muslim NGOs

Chair: Don Wagner (Bridges of Faith)

Panelists: Qamar-ul Huda (United States Institute of Peace), Bob Roberts (Northwood Church), Alp Aslandogan (Institute of Interfaith Dialog)

Respondent: Louay Safi (Georgetown University)